A reader sarcastically asked: “"The Christians have murdered more people in the history of the world than anyone else."
I began my response with: “That's established history-something which you are trying to rewrite…”
Let’s take a good look at the facts. Let’s add these numbers and see what we get.
I’m going to have to get my calculator for this one.
Excluding the Burning Times and the Children’s Crusade, it appears that about 7,356,000 were murdered in the name of Christ. However, I am reminded of that verse John 16:2. While Christian fundamentalists might defend themselves by saying that this verse was aimed at the early Church, which was already being persecuted, heads became tails.
Wait a second! This is more like ‘Oh, shit’, because there is no way anyone can keep track of the body count-it’s that bad (source: http://articles.exchristian.net/2002/10/how-many-people-have-been-killed-by.php).
Dennis Stannard, who is an expert on genocide, asserted that whites (Europeans since 1492) murdered and displaced approximately 70 million to 100 million native peoples in a span of only eighty years.
I have now truly lost count.
Native knowledge has been lost because of the book burning of 1577, which took place in Spain. I wonder who else it was who was into book burning. Oh, yeah! That guy!
Remember that Adolf Hitler was in power for only 12 years, and you will begin to see the depravity of this crime. Hitler was evil enough, but imagine if those “Americans” (and we all know conservatives are anything but) that believed we should have stayed out of World War II had gotten their way. That genocide would continue to this very day.
The saddest thing is that this continues today, as Christian organizations oppose any kind of birth control. What does this lead to? Poverty and starvation.
Many Christians tell me that people should not have children that they cannot afford, but I simply respond with 1 Corinthians 7:9, in which Paul told people to marry rather than to burn with passion and that married couples needed to have sex regularly so that neither partner would be tempted to cheat.
To conservatives who “attempt” to read this article, don’t hate me because I know the Bible better than you do, start living as Christ told you to by showing mercy and compassion. Unfortunately, you voted for Donald Trump, so I think I know which side of Christ you’ll be when Matthew 25:31-46 happens.
I may be a sinner, too, but at least I’m not a hypocrite. My conscience is clear.